Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, the Tatshenshini River lays at the heart of the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness Park, encompassing over 27 million acres and five U.S. and Canadian parks and preserves. Bound by two towering mountain ranges—the Alsek and St. Elias—the Tatshenshini is a river forgotten by time. The rafting trip begins in a lake of ice flows, and then runs toward the ocean, merging with the Alsek River. This one-of-a-kind adventure then leads onto a glacial moraine, past frozen falls and finally into the shadows of ship-sized icebergs and the terminus of Alsek Bay.
Scenic drive up the Alaska Highway
Alaska rafting in Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness
See grizzlies, moose, bighorn sheep, wolves and eagles
Float through massive icebergs in Alsek Bay
Spectacular flight back to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
- Following a 2.5-hour shuttle up the Alaska Highway, our Tatshenshini River rafting adventure begins with a number of lively Class III rapids through the Tatshenshini Gorge and a spectacular view of quintessential Alaskan wilderness that few have seen
- Each day the scenery gets increasingly spectacular as mountains rise to 8000 feet and glaciers hang from every slope
- See bear, moose, goats and perhaps wolves in the Alaska wilderness
- Campsite vistas span the broad expanse of the Tatshenshini and Alsek river valleys, flanked by more than 50 different glaciers
- Visit Walker Glacier, so named by rafters because of the ease of walking onto this glacier close to the river shore
- Pass through several different mountain ranges and enter Alsek Lake. The unforgettable sights and sounds of the seven-mile-wide Alsek and Grand Plateau Glaciers with their mammoth icebergs inspire an instant appreciation of this ruggedly magnificent country
- View the St. Elias Mountains, the largest concentration of high peaks in North America, including snow-capped 15,300-foot-high Mount Fairweather
- Float through the iceberg-laden waters of Alsek Bay while exploring the mysterious shapes and patterns cut from the fallen ice
- Enter Dry Bay and enjoy a final lunch before boarding the plane for the scenically spectacular flight back to Whitehorse and the conclusion of our Tatshenshini River trip
Yakutat, AK, USA
Starting from USD 6500
Angels Camp, CA 95222
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